Do no harm, even to yourself.

Evidence-based, cause-oriented interventions to overcome and prevent occupational chronic pain for physicians and other health professionals

Actual photo of surgeons at work in the operating room with ergonomically poor posture, plus a graphic artist's overlay depicting excessive curvature and rotation of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. (Image Credit: Jordan Pietz, MA. © 2016 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Taken from Voss, et. al. 2017)

Actual photo of surgeons at work in the operating room with ergonomically poor posture, plus a graphic artist's overlay depicting excessive curvature and rotation of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

(Image Credit: Jordan Pietz, MA. © 2016 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Taken from Voss, et. al. 2017)

You are trained as an expert in how the human body functions, but nobody taught you how to take care of your body as you help others. Worldwide research shows that you're not alone: 86% of nurses, 94% of surgeons and 68% of all physicians suffer from occupational chronic pain.

This pain is caused largely by holding postures that do not cooperate with our biomechanical design. When clinicians practice with less than optimal posture, such as by twisting and bending the neck and torso, compressing the spine, and using muscles and joints inefficiently, damage builds up over time resulting in musculoskeletal disorders.

Whole Bodied Consulting specializes in the recovery and prevention of work related injuries with medical professionals. You are your most important instrument, and you must take care of yourself as you treat your patients. By mastering your inner ergonomics through evidence-based use of the Alexander Technique, you can take control of your musculoskeletal health.

“The Alexander Technique ... teaches people how to best use their bodies in ordinary action to avoid or reduce unnecessary stress and pain. It enables clients to get better faster and stay better longer. This is undoubtedly the best way to take care of the back and alleviate back pain.”
- Jack Stern, MD, PhD, Board-Certified Spinal Neurosurgeon